Keith Cinotto

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Keith J. Cinotto, 43, of Creve Coeur, MO, born October 18, 1976, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, January 6, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Cinotto worked in cyber security for Verizon.  He was U.S. Navy and Army Reserves veteran.

Keith was preceded in death by his mother, Irene D., nee Fox, Cinotto.

Surviving are his two sons, Bryce Cinotto and Kolin Cinotto, both of St. Louis, MO;
his father, Peter A. Cinotto of New Athens, IL;
three sisters, Vicki Cinotto of Freeburg, IL, Kimberly Cinotto of New Athens, IL, and Jamie Cinotto of California;
and a brother, Peter J. Cinotto of New Athens, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 to 10:30 a. m. Friday, January 10, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

 Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Burial with military honors will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


24 Comments on Keith Cinotto

Robert Deterra said : Guest Report May 21, 2020 at 9:38 PM

I met Keith in 2004 in new port R.I we met and had a good friend ship and thats the time i Lost my Grandmother Emily and he was a good friend and that mean alot to me at that hard time. He will be missed and i did share my faith in jesus christ as my Lord and savior. He will be missed. God bless his family. Robert Deterra Minneapolis, mn 55403

  • Minneapolis
  • MN
Wil Whipple said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2020 at 1:07 PM

What a man power. We met at Verizon. Each morning when we saw each other you would joke about the super diesel coffee I made. I texted you a couple times and feared this transition may have occurred. I know we met to prove life and energy far beyond this world and I am forever grateful. I think about that dream I shared with you all the time. Still don't know what it meant but I do know meeting you has inspired me to keep conquering until they put posters of me up! Rest in power friend and may Gods blessings surround your family

  • Columbus
  • Ohio
Oyana said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2020 at 1:24 AM

Rest easy brotha! Never forget the good times and stories we shared with each other.

  • Ventura
  • Ca
Michael Quilty said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2020 at 4:20 PM

I'm so sorry you passed away Keith. I wish we could have gotten together once more before you passed. I know that your life has been hard but you are now at rest. I will always treasure our time working together at VAFB in Cali. Rest in peace brother.

  • Orland Park
  • IL
Carlos Aguinaga said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2020 at 12:53 AM

I can't believe you're gone brother. Remembering our Navy times here in Japan and underway memorise. Will always treasure it. RIP my brother. We got the watch. Your brother always, Agui

  • Saga
  • Saga, Japan
JANET GROH & FAMILY said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2020 at 11:20 AM

Our sympathy to Pete and family on Keith's passing. Praying.

  • Florida
Ronnie Santos said : Guest Report Jan 16, 2020 at 9:09 PM

Keith was a kind man. I had the pleasure of serving with him on board USS Dubuque.

  • Dededo
  • Guam
Ryan Carvajal said : Guest Report Jan 16, 2020 at 6:07 PM

I served with Keith onboard the USS Dubuque and the USS Juneau, while home ported in Sasebo, Japan. He was good friend and loyal sailor, who will be sorely missed. Fair winds and following seas to our recently departed shipmate, and condolences to family and loved ones. We have the watch, old friend.

  • San Diego
  • CA
Joseph Viviani said : Guest Report Jan 16, 2020 at 2:12 PM

I also served with Keith on the USS Dubuque. It was an honor to serve beside him. Such a great guy, put his heart into everything he did and everyone he met. I'm thankful I got to catch up with him for one last dinner in Manhattan. He will be terribly missed and thought of often.

  • Islip
  • NY
Michael Morris said : Guest Report Jan 16, 2020 at 5:01 AM

I served in the Navy with Keith, he bunked right below me on the Dubuque. He was a good man, and he will be missed. Godspeed, shipmate.

  • Washington
Herminia Carbon said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2020 at 1:54 AM

My heart felt condolence to the Cinotto family for the passing of Keith, Herminia

  • Columbus
  • Oh
Herminia M Carbon said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2020 at 1:42 AM

In my brief association with in Dublin Ohio I found him to serious at times sharing his missed missed opportunities being with his kids, encouraging his younger son prepare for scholarship in baseball they had some time together discussing sports. I enjoyed his dry humor. He attended my Church Heritage Christian Church, he would text me where he was seated and let me know where to find me, “ I’m seated in front row having the big sign “ Fear not”! Keith was ready to move to heaven his last on his FB We’ll see what heaven has to Offer! I assured him Gods promise, he accepted that, in fact he had wished that he be given extension to be with his 2 sons time just to feel their presence. Indeed Keith got those extensions: Christmas Day and New Years - the 6th! I grieved about his passing but I am blessed to be a friend no matter the short time of friendship and the influenced we’ve given to grow in favor of God and mankind. Vicky we don’t know each other but you are an extension of your brothers influence to many of us in Columbus, Ohio. Thank you! Herminia Carbon

  • Gahanna
  • Obio
Jeremy and Emily Juenger said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Our deepest sympathies to the Cinotto family regarding Keith’s passing; particularly Kolin and Bryce who Keith always talked about every time we saw him. He was our friend and he will be deeply missed.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Susan (Diecker) Rexroad said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2020 at 9:56 PM

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Patty Lamb said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2020 at 9:55 PM

Vicki and family, prayers being said for you. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother/son, Keith. Patty

  • Bridgeton
  • MO
Kitty Popovic said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2020 at 8:22 PM

I want to say how very sorry I am to the family of Keith. I attended church with him and considered him a friend. He always talked about how much he loved his family and especially his son. He was so very proud of them. He loved Turnpoint and his church family. He will be greatly missed.

  • Canal winchester
  • Ohio
Richard Petrowich said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2020 at 8:11 PM

Vicki,Pete, we are so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. We knew it was inevitable but we kept praying for miracles. We watched a young teenager turn into a veteran actor on stage. He was so much fun to direct. We are currently out of state and can’t make it back for visitation but you are all in our prayers. It’s people like the Cinotto family that made teaching fun and enjoyable. Dick and Muriel P.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Sharon Livengood said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2020 at 6:05 PM

I came to know Keith several years ago. He was a co-worker to my son, Todd Livengood. Todd had invited Keith to our church and from our first meeting, I was drawn to Keith and became very close to him. He would always sit next to me when he'd come to church. He told me that I reminded him of his mother and he had been so saddened because of her passing. His mother was a good cook and Keith liked to cook, as well. We would talk about recipes and I think it brought back memories of his mom when we talked. Keith had expressed how much he loved all the people at TurnPoint Church and how much he appreciated all the help and support he received from the church family. God did some very special things for Keith during the time he attended our church. I was happy to meet both of Keith's sons and his sister when they came to visit TurnPoint. I was so sad to hear that Keith was moving to St. Louis because I knew that a part of me left when he moved but I did know that he needed to be close to his family. I will cherish all the memories that I have since meeting my friend, Keith. To Keith's family, please know that my thoughts and prayers will be with all of you at this difficult time and for the days ahead and know that memories of Keith will always hold a special place in my heart.

  • Canal Winchester
  • OH
Tim and Kelly Brandenburger said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2020 at 4:23 PM

We are sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. You are all in our prayers.

  • New Athens
  • Illinois
Wildy Family said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2020 at 10:34 PM

Cinotto Family - our sincere sympathy goes out to all the Cinotto Family ! Was so sad to hear of the passing of a dear Son -Brother & Father & Father of 2 Sons ! Know it was so hard to see Keith go through all his treatments & sickness ! Know that you all are in our thoughts & prayers to get through this difficult time For the whole family ! Ralph - Vicki - Wayne - Terry & Jenny ! ???

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Aisha Hodo said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2020 at 6:43 PM

I would like to send my condolences to the family of Keith Cinotto. May the memories you shared together forever live in your hearts. Keith may be gone but his spirit will live on in the hearts of those he treasured. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  • Alpharetta
  • GA
Donna Smith said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2020 at 2:18 PM

Vicki, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My condolences go out to you and your family. Your family will be in my prayers.

  • Winfield
  • Missouri
Michelle Skinner said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2020 at 2:03 PM

Vicki - I am so sorry for your loss. •“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou

  • Madison
  • WI
Michael Cullipher said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2020 at 7:46 PM

Military friends you create a bond with and they tend be your friends for the rest your life... even if you don't see them very often. I had a friend that I met in the navy named Keith Cinotto.... He was a really good friend when I needed that friend. I can never repay him for his friendship and kindness... Buddy I hope you're in a better place and you're feeling a lot better.. like I remember you being. My heart goes out to your family in their time of grief ... You are GONE but not FORGOTTEN SINCE you LEFT the WORLD to be with GOD.. GOD Bless

  • Saint Louis
  • Missouri

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